Heart Disease is a big problem in Western Countries. In the USA, there are 100 million adults suffering from Heart Disease. Heart Disease is an asymptomatic disease, which culminates in either stroke or heart attack. In addition to the painful experience of a heart attack, the average medical cost is $11,500! The underlying process of Heart Disease is Atherosclerosis. There are multiple theories on the cause of Atherosclerosis, but Blood Oxidative Stress (BLOS) is the only theory that could explain the bulk of it. BLOS is widespread with more than 2/3 of adult Americans (160+ million) thought to suffer from it. The rise of the Western Diet and the increase of heart disease rates follow similar trends.
What is Blood Oxidative Stress?
BLOS is blood cells that generate high amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These ROS are the primary molecule responsible for Oxidative Stress. It is thought that the inorganic sulfur content of the processed foods may be the true dietary cause of BLOS. If true, then folks with Heart Disease will need a way to monitor both BLOS and Atherosclerosis to evaluate dietary choices and whether other lifestyle choices may be effective.
BLOS Key Process in Atherosclerosis
Oxidative Stress could be the cause of Atherosclerosis leading to Heart Disease. Long-term, elevated BLOS could be the key oxidation process of Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL), which drives Atherosclerosis.